Associate Member Resource and Career Center
The Associate Member Resource and Career Center provides a place in the exhibit hall for early-career scientists to connect with colleagues, plan their time at the meeting, learn about funding, employment and fellowship opportunities, and participate in informal peer-to-peer networking sessions on a variety of topics. The Associate Member Resource and Career Center welcomes all graduate students, medical students and residents, and postdoctoral and clinical fellows, regardless of membership status. The Associate Member Resource and Career Center is located in AACRcentral, which can be found in the middle of the Exhibit Hall.
PROGRAMS AND SERVICES
Meet the Research Icon
Formerly known as Meet the Research Pioneer/Doctor-Is-In, these informal sessions provide the opportunity to hear from esteemed senior researchers in a small-group setting to learn about the speakers’ early professional and personal experiences as related to key decisions that shaped their career paths. Throughout the course of the discussion, you will also able to gain career advice relevant to each speaker’s specific field. This year, we will be presenting three icons in the Associate Member Resource and Career Center located in AACRcentral in the Exhibit Hall.
Career Conversations are informal networking and discussion sessions designed to allow early-career scientists the opportunity to interact with junior faculty and scientists from various employment sectors who have personal experience or are knowledgeable around a specific topic of discussion. These conversations will help you identify potential future career opportunities, and give you the chance to obtain advice on professional and scientific development. The topics change year to year to offer a broad array of topics that could be relevant to and meet the needs of a diverse group of members. Pre-registration is not required and the conversations are open to all interested in the topic. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. This year’s topics include:
- Choosing the Right Postdoctoral Fellowship for a Successful Research Career
- Balancing Research and Clinical Responsibilities: What Every Physician-Scientist Should Know
- How to Distinguish Yourself from Your Mentor
- Positions in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical Industry
- Managing Life’s Challenges
*NEW FOR 2014*
AMC Meet and Greet
Every year you’ve asked for more networking opportunities and this year, we plan to give you ample time to do just that! Come join the Associate Member Council and learn about the projects we are working on and interact with other early-career researchers who are attending the Annual Meeting. This event will take place in the Associate Member Resource and Career Center at the same time that Women in Cancer Research and Minorities in Cancer Research are having similar Meet and Greets in the same area. Come take advantage of this concurrent opportunity to explore and familiarize yourself with the inner workings of AACR’s three councils, and meet new colleagues at the same time. Refreshments will be available.
OTHER RESOURCES IN THE ASSOCIATE MEMBER RESOURCE AND CAREER CENTER
- Space to meet up with co-workers, collaborators or friends
- Laptop hookups with internet connections
- Take-home sample copies of AACR journals, CD-ROMs of Proceedings from previous meetings and other giveaways
- Scholar-in-Training Award packet pick-up